Mother's Day meaningful to Butera

Mother's Day meaningful to Butera

KANSAS CITY - Royals catcher Drew Butera doesn't take Mother's Day lightly.

"I always send a card with something written inside telling her how much she means to me," Butera said of his mom, Gina. "And I call her probably four or five times, just to make sure she knows how much I care."

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And then there's the Butera family tradition.

"For these special holidays it's always breakfast in bed," Butera said. "When I was growing up, I'd help my dad make her breakfast. It was fun."

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.